Washington Post 50's Decade Book
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The Washington Post newspaper book uses reprinted coverage from DC’s flagship publication to create a fantastic reportage history of the key events throughout the 1950s.
After the upheaval of World War II, the focus of the 1950s shifted to, amongst other things, Korea, the Cold War and the beginning of the civil rights movement in earnest.
The conflict in Korea is covered in detail, along with the eventual truce in July 1953. And with the Cold War getting into full swing, various reports on the escalating tensions are also included alongside Stalin’s death in March 1953.
Conflict aside, there’s coverage of Britain’s Princess Elizabeth visiting Harry Truman in DC in late 1951, before taking her oath as Queen in February 1952. On the political side of things, there’s plenty on Eisenhower’s two terms, including the landslide election victory over Adlai E. Stevenson in 1956. Elsewhere, the votes that saw Alaska and Hawaii become the 49th and 50th states, respectively, are also included.
And, of course, there are lots of reports on the ongoing civil rights movement which, by this time, was picking up momentum by the day. As such, there’s coverage of the nine black pupils who were integrated at Little Rock with the aid of no fewer than 350 paratroopers.
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Your 1950s Decade book can be personalized by adding the recipient’s Name and a Message to the certificate label on the title page.
The recipient’s Name can also be gold-embossed on the front cover of the book for free.
The book measures 12.5 x 15” and comes in a green hardback that’s finished off with gold embossing on the front. Features 90 stories + two cover pages (contains 102 pages in total).